Monday, April 21, 2008

Everybody needs a QUIDA!!!!


We all have people in our lives who THINK they know us, maybe even better than we know ourselves. Usually we take their opinions with a grain of salt, and just move on (I mean you're supposed to delete junk mail right.... right?) As aggravating as it can be, we often have to patiently endure their unsolicited insight. (A BLIND person having insight... a pretty oxymoronic thought if you ask me!) Most of them just like to hear themselves talk, so hopefully it's helping THEM!!

But then there are those people whose blessings you HAVE to have. Those are the people who you seek for confirmation, consultation and often consolation among other things. I have VERY FEW people like that in my life (a smidgen as my mom would say) and QUIDA, affectionately known by me as WUIDA WUI, is one of those people. When I look at Quida I see strenghth, wisdom and perserverance. Like a diamond she has many facets.





Sometimes she's suited and booted executively, operating with the mindset of a CEO...









or she maybe she's Wildin' Out Wuida Wui
(my personal fav)



She's many things but above all... she's a GODLY woman

a LADY (with all CAPITAL letters, as IRIS would say)!



Growing up an only child, Quida has been a sister.





And no matter how long
it's been since we've seen each other or spoke, we always pick up where we left off.




Although she's my sister, she can quickly take on that mother role and challenge any idea you may have that could hurt or hinder you. I may not want to hear that mothering side but it makes me appreciate her that much more. Many people will see you headed towards danger and not attempt to help you see the red flags. NOT QUIDA!! At her BEST attempt, she will grab the flags, make you a designer pair of RedFlag Glasses (yes it's a brand name... Psyche!!!), patiently slide them over your ears and ASK you,





"Can you SEE that!?!"







We all need to be wearin' some RFG's!!!
Hot like Fire!!








I can't really remember her having a tolerance for uhhh....BULL!





Yes, Quida is a woman who is real. She's creative, oh so fashionable, knowledgable beyond measure, a breath of fresh air... and did I mention fun and spontaneous? Like the time I was all bummed out cause she couldn't make it to my baby shower, which was about a 3 hour drive. Only to have her casually pull up in front of the house RIGHT ON TIME. I don't know what was more entertaining, me jumpin' up and down with a belly fulla twins or the break neck speed it took her to jump out of the car and calm me down before I went into labor.


I LOVE YOU QUIDA!



Oh and by the way,
if it wasn't for this woman right here...
uuhhh.. how can I put this,
KatwalKatharsis
would just be in marinade mode. :)


YES... like that!!! How many of you have YOUR own personal cheerleaders hmmmm? She told me months ago that she could see me "writing a blog". At the time my reaction was like ScoobyDoo hearing a fire truck, head tilted from confusion, "Huhhh?"
So here's to you Wuida Wui. Thanks for the little nudge (actually it was a PUSH).

WUV VU WUIDA

P.S. I know some of you reading may even know Quida cause she forwarded this blog to you!! See what I mean? Well I need you to share your love for Wuida Wui down in the comments area. Thanks for listening. Proverbs 27:17 17 says As iron sharpens iron, So a man sharpens the countenance of his friend. May you all have a Quida in your lives.

Stay in the WORD and Stay BLESSED.

Friday, April 18, 2008

HAVE AN OPTIMISTIC WEEKEND!!!

We were created in Our Heavenly Father's image and likeness. He is the Master Creator, full of beauty and wonders. He gave us all creative ability. One of my ways of destressing and inspiring myself and maybe others at the same time, is creating videos for some of my fav songs on the Tube. So here's an oldie but goodie. Classics never die. NEVER SAY DIE!!!! YOU CAN WIN AS LONG AS YOU KEEP YOUR HEAD TO THE SKY. LOOK TO THE LORD!!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

NOTE TO SELF: Remember you prayed, "Lord, keep me humble!" and be prepared

To all of us who pray this prayer, the hardest thing is REMEMBERING that you did when...




  1. You head to the restroom after socializing for a bit and realize that no one bothered to hand you a mirror to 'clean up' a bit. (Yall know what I mean)
  2. You had that presentation all mapped out, notes all in order, looked over it all night long, just to get in front of a group of people to stumble, stammer and shuck and jive cause you suddenly caught an acute case of CRS, Cerebral Flatulence or Pre-Senior Momentitus. Then as you nervously head to your seat, you wipe your brow and realize, while arm is suspended in the air and you feel the cold air under your armpit, you're exposing your... Royal Dampness for all the world to see.
  3. You feel that run in your stocking travel from your foot to your back as you get out of your car, bus, train first thing in the morning, and of course you're wearing a skirt. Guys, ever spontaneously decide to try on some shoes but end up having to expose your holey or Holy (and maybe not so fresh) ones to that cute little clerk that you tried to shoo away in vain?
  4. Your new place, car, outfit that you've just been so geeked about, maybe a little too proud of, succombs to some type of uncover-up-able (if there's such a word) damage. And you're forced to look a little GHETTO for a while until you can get it taken care of. I'm ridin' durty right now yall, had a tire blow out and some of my molding is shot.... but it's okay, weez gon be alright!!!! We still ridin'.
  5. You're still in denial and will imitate an NBA player trottin down the court before you ever admit or even acknowledge the fact that you almost got OWNED!!! Hey, a little slip and fall never hurt nobody, spiritually speaking, it's GOOD for the ego. :)
  6. You're at the front of a long line, all eyes on you and...DECLINE. Somebody please hit me up as soon as they start accepting lint as currency !!! PLEEEEZ!!!
  7. You got 'dissed' in public and you had NO 'comeback'. (Not one that you wouldn't have to pray for forgiveness for later anyway)
  8. You have to speak all tight lipped cause you are in desperate need of gum. And it's always like a calling card for those people who have no sense of 'personal space' and what it means to you..... particularly at that time. God love 'em.
  9. You're in line at the bank, and you're praying "Lord, please give me the older, conservative teller, not the LOUD, MACY GRAY teller". And after ignoring Macy for a couple minutes hoping ole conservative's timing is good, you grudgingly smile and head in her direction, only to have her announce that your account is in the negative. I said ANNOUNCE!! (Why is the line so close to the counter any way, and why do they have such a great view of the transaction area. I guess for the same reason we can drive a car that has the ability to go 200 mph but we're expected to go 70, oh sorry... just venting) (clearing my throat) I mean... maybe if Macy would just go ahead and ANNOUNCE that I'm DEPOSITING MORE THAN ENOUGH to take care of the..... (okay.. i'm exhaling... moving on..)
  10. Da DaDa Daaaaaa (Fanfare!!! Hear the trumpets blowing? :) #10 yall is my personal favorite!! I should get many a comment from this one!!! You take the time to really CLEAN your home, I mean its polished, all in order, lookin like Home and Garden smellin like Macy's but despite your many efforts to keep your house 'decent' at all times (shout out to all the Single Parents), company always comes by when everything is STRAIGHT UP STANK!!!!! Grrrrrr!!! (Can I get an amen?!?, Holler if ya hear me LOL)

Thank you LORD that I have a place to live that I have to keep clean cause some don't.... BUT STILL!

When we pray for humility, we can almost be guaranteed humiliating experiences. It only makes sense. It's cool when we can laugh and not take ourselves too seriously. And above all else we have to remember: Our Father is drawn to humility, that shows our dependence on Him but he is repelled by Pride. That's us saying we have it all in control when we don't.

James 4.6-7 ..."God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble." Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

I don't want God's spirit resisting me at anytime, I want HIM in my life at ALL times. Isn't it funny that the media always wants us to embrace things that GOD says is not of HIM. But than again, Satan is the PRINCE of the AIR, is it no surprise that media travels throught the air. Keep your armor strapped yall, He's coming soon.




Saturday, April 12, 2008

AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!!!

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I Gotta CRAMP Yall!!!!!


As I was hittin the catwalk early this mornin, Charlie came ridin on a horse FOR REAL!!! ha ha

I got some big ole Runda Tunda Amazon woman calves. So naturally you might assume it's mostly muscle. On the flip side, I have flat feet. So in reality my legs overcompensate by using other muscles and my poor calves just collect fat. (at least they're good for somethin:)

And then the life lesson came. I couldn't help but think about how when we don't warm up or prepare for life in this world (ie. putting on our spiritual armor, praying, fasting, bible reading, doing those Calf Raises), we end up getting in some type of rut or set back cause we THOUGHT we were ready.

We need to strap it all on Ephesians 6 ARMOUR OF GOD:
  • Loins gird with TRUTH - It is when we believe lies that we pervert what God has created, so if truth girds us at all times we will not give ourselves over to anything that is not ordained of God.
  • Breastplate of RIGHTEOUSNESS - HIS righteousness makes us righteous shielding us from destruction of our vital and vulnerable areas.
  • Feet shod with the preparation of the GOSPEL of PEACE - Always be prepared to share the WORD of GOD.
  • Shield of FAITH - Quenches ALL the fiery darts of the wicked one. We walk by faith not by sight, sound, feel, smell or our taste buds. It was our flesh that got us in trouble in the Garden of Eden.
  • Helmet of SALVATION - keeping the truth of Christ on your mind.
  • Sword of the SPIRIT - The WORD of GOD, you can NEVER read it too much.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Purrr fect Match


I had to share this with you all. GOD is always showing us HIS provision and most of the time HE will point out how well HE dresses and keeps all other living, breathing things and then ask us, "YOU DON'T THINK I WILL TAKE EVEN BETTER CARE OF YOU?" Unfortunately, like the children of Israel, we find ourselves needing to be reassured every now and then. Well here's one for the books. I receive this daily blog from Ex Ministries/G Craig Lewis, and basically this one I'm sharing with you was a BIG reassurance that...as long as I do what GOD wants me to, as long as I'm obedient... HE will take care of ALL my needs, INCLUDING a Godly mate.
After I read this blog, I happened to get a glimpse out my front door and I had to grab my camera. You're looking at Tiger and Snowball. I never even knew Snowball existed until we broght Tiger home cause my mom moved. My mom lived about a 15 minute drive away from my house. How long is that in cat travel? I have no clue, but to see these two together the way they love on each other. If GOD can give Snowball a Tiger from miles away.... HELLO!?! I'm getting ready is all I'm sayin! LOL
********STAY IN THE WORD AND STAY BLESSED****
The EX Daily Word for March 27, 2008

Single's Week "The Perfect Match"

Prov. 11:5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but
the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness. When do you know that you have found your mate? The first issue is, what does God say about this person? This is why it's so important to stay sexually pure and Spiritually minded before you begin to date a person. If you nurture your relationship with God beforehand, then you will be able to hear him about the person you are interested in. If you are involved with this person sexually, then you will not know whether
they are from God or the devil because you have already become ONE with them.
I know many preachers and pastors say that there is no match made in heaven, but that is a lie! I would not want any mate that wasn't design by God for me. Why would God custom build Eve for Adam and not make a mate for you? The bible says in ALL thy ways acknowledge him and he WILL direct your path. It does not exclude marriage from that, but he said in ALL thy ways! There is no scripture to back up that "no match made in heaven" slogan because God desires to lead and guide us in EVERY area of our lives. And how in the world could we use our minds to choose a life long spouse? I believe this is why divorce is so prevalent among believers now. We are choosing based on chance and luck or our feelings and lust instead of hearing what God says about it.
I am convinced that God will not let a "Good Man" find a bad wife if he is living right before him. And I am convinced that a "Good Wife" will not be subject to chance when she marries because God has custom made her for someone. God is more detailed than that and there is a person that is created to match you! That's how big I feel God is and you cannot tell me that he allows us to blindly enter into a relationship with the wrong person! God says he delights in giving "good things" to his children, so if you ask for a perfect match will he not give that you? Of course no one is perfect, but they can be "perfect" for you! The most important thing before marrying anyone is to make sure you are secure in who you are. You must find your purpose in God and your place in the Kingdom of God to be a good candidate for marriage. If you have not tapped into your God given potential prior to a marital commitment, then you may suffer turmoil in your relationship trying to find yourself while you take care of your mate. That is what Paul was saying to the church at Corinth. 1Cor. 7:8 Marriage is a good thing,but if you can wait until you mature as a saint of God, it would be better.
Men, you cannot be a good husband if you don't know who you are! Women, you cannot be a help meet if you cannot even help yourself! This is another reason why it's so dangerous to play sexual and emotional games while dating. If you get too close, you will be blinded by lust and attraction and you will not be able to hear what God is saying. This person may be the devil in disguise. How can we see the future? We cannot! We must rely totally on God and God will be faithful to speak to us if we know how to hear him. But if we aren't secure in ourselves then we will jump at the first thing that makes us feel better about who we are. And my friend, that's God's position!
Until you get to the point where God can make you feel good about who he made you to be, you should not even consider marrying. People like to have fun with the opposite sex and date haphazardly, but that's a dangerous game. If you dance close to the fire, you will get burned. Your destiny and purpose can be tragically hindered by hooking up with the wrong person. So, my single believers, learn the voice of God before you become subject to the voice of a bad choice.

Suggested Reading: Psa. 73:24, Prov. 11:3, Prov. 3:6, Prov. 18:22 , John 16:13

This Daily Word is now a DVD. "The Power of One" A Message to Christian Singles

Be Still And Know


It had to be about lap 8. I was well into my ascension when my body started to feel a surge of exhaustion. Without even thinking about it I heard myself say, "Oh Lord! It hurts!!" He wasted no time answering me back in my spirit, "Who cares if it hurts as long as you're moving up and forward!" HALLELUJAH!!! And with that said I had to re-examine all my other 'hurts', 'pains', 'aches'. God is so good and he definitely has a since of humor!!!

Oh Myyyyy!!!!!!!!




What’s a person to do??? I know it’s probably operator error but geeeeezzz! I created a blogger account over a month ago and I’m just now blogging. Imagine that!!! Unfortunately I was never able to get into the other account I created called Katwalk Katharsis but I must have put in the wrong email address… yada yada… long story short I’m happier with the name having only one K in the middle. Well ya’ll, here’s to many blogs to come!!!!!